Oxford Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (MPEPIL) is a comprehensive analytical resource covering the entirety of public international law.

The topics have been selected to reflect both the history of public international law, and recent growth areas such as international criminal law, human rights, international economic law, and environmental law. Each article has been given a rigorous evaluation by the MPEPIL Advisory Board consisting of leading experts on international law to ensure the high level of quality and excellence of the material is maintained.

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MPEPIL provides reliable and extensive information for a wide range of users:

Lecturers can set articles as reading for their students as MPEPIL provides a wider and more up to date range of materials than are available in any textbook
Specialist scholars and researchers will find coverage of a vast number of subjects outside their area of expertise. In addition MPEPIL articles provide a perfect starting point for researching journal articles or conference papers and for checking facts
With ever-increasing use of public international law in domestic courts and arbitral tribunals MPEPIL provides the practitioner with concise, trustworthy guidance on the law as it stands

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